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Carrigan 5/6 Elementary School

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Posted April 6, 2014

So far I have no complaints about Carrigan. My child is in 5th grade and really likes going to school. She has a great teacher who is so helpful and makes learning fun for the students. Even with my child's learning disabilities she feels very comfortable being at school. At this point I am a happy parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2011

wait till you get to the high school worse than Carrigan good luck you will need it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

Hi! My name is Diamond.Thanks for sending me all of my belongings especially my album.It was a pleasure.


Posted June 1, 2011

Definately not thrilled with Carrigan. There is a bullying problem at the school as well as on the buses, but even worse, there is a horrible morale problem. The teachers are constantly screaming at the kids, and the kids have no respect as a result. The principal is aloof and absolutely will not help you or respond when you have problems. To be fair, the assistant principal is very good, and there are some great teachers (some). My kid is at the top of the class, so trust me, we are involved and paying attention, but having to send our child to Carrigan leaves us feeling pretty hopeless. In the words of our child, "Carrigan is not my school." BUT, we are very happy with our child's main teacher. We are looking for ways to protect our younger child from Carrigan, however, as are all of our friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I think carrigan honestly has no rating as a school . It gets most of it's bad rep from the kids who are in fact bad before they even get to carrigan , BUT there are also teachers at fault bcause they like to pick favorites and not always help and never take any students sides when they should , the teachers and addministrators here worry about the wrong things and make every little thing seem like a big deal . They are cowards bcuz they back down whenever a parent calls and yells so their child can get their way . This school is usually ok and I'd rather be here than at Bailey but there is plenty of work to be done .
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2010

A lot of people put the Carrigan reputation down because of all their negative comments. I'm in the 7th grade and i think this school is amazing. I don't really care what others say, They just want their school to have a better reputation. May V. Carrigan Middle School is the best school ever in my opinion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

My daughter attended 6-8 and got a fair education. Unfortunately, the teachers are often absent, and really don't seem to care. I don't really think my daughter was granted any kind of education. Please concider paying for your childs education, that is only way in west haven to obtain one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

This school is amazing. It keeps my child focused perfectly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

This is a great school with an excellent principle and awsome staff Mr.Taralia is the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2008

Carrigan,just like any school, is all about what your children put into it and get out of it.I'm here to say that it is a wonderful teaching facility staffed by the most caring and productive people that i have had the pleasure meeting, and would highly recommend this school. Remember,you the parent mold your children. If they falter, you only have yourself to blame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

Carrigan Middle School was the greatest middle school I have ever attented....I learned alot of things at this school. there was little problems...not bigs things that couldnt be handled....everything that I know now I give all the credit to carrigan...thank you for everything.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

My family has just moved here from another state, my children love it, they feel safe and enjoy their new friends and enjoy all the activities the school has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

All I have too say about carrigan is that...It is so un-professional and unsafe for all of our children!! So Carrigan u really need help on ur work and you guyz are not responsible what so ever!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

School administrators are insensitive and arrogant. They act like jailer rather than educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

kids go there that don't live in the district and there is nothing being done about it it is like living in little NEW HAVEN--why not let bridgeport come to school here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2006

When my son started here in the 6th grade there was a great deal of distraction.He is now in the seventh grade and he doing fine. I think if the parents/teachers/students come together the students would do better. I am always involve with my sons school and after school involvments and he is doing fine with flying colors. Need to say I went to the school myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

I am a PArent at this school. I like the sports that the kids and parents can get into but not so sure about the stage and music room. I haven't heard allot about other activities than that and I think there should be more. The level of parent involment is a disopointment to me too. I like all the fun that they have there but the discipline is aliitle loose. I am talking about the teacher's not the pricipal. All it said on my SON'S report cards are low particapation and bad test scores but if they new he needed help why didn't they offer him it? There are better schools but this one is OK i guess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

This was my daughter's first year here and I was very pleased with how well she did. She had wonderful teachers, who I made sure I kept in contact with throughout the year. The teachers were very happy to assist in anyway they could.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Since my child started at this school he has changed drastically including his grades. I monitor his homework and reports but when the report card came it was not very good, the worst I have seen. Why wasn't I contacted by someone at the school that my child's grades were slipping? I had no idea. I am not happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

I think if the parents were more involved with their kids, making sure homework and projects were done and making sure their children behave the school would be a lot better.The responsiblity falls on the parent not the school to make sure their kids know how to act right
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

401 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

396 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

437 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

436 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

427 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

427 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

456 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black39%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English60%

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male52%
Black51%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students59%
Female71%
Male49%
Black49%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English63%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
Black25%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial24%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English42%

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male51%
Black47%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial62%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students53%
Female67%
Male41%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial50%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English55%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 62%
Hispanic 28% 19%
Black 23% 13%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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